Please join us for the Change Seminar tomorrow *Tuesday 10/16/2018 *in *JHN 111.*
*Who:* Isabel Carrera Zamanillo, UW College of the Environment *What:* Foodways at the intersection of environmental and cultural identities *When: *Tuesday, Oct 16th, 12-1pm *Where: *Johnson Hall 111 * Abstract: Foodways at the intersection of environmental and cultural identities* In face of global threats such as climate change, environmental policies around the world have adopted universalistic positions rooted American standards in nature conservation. Unfortunately, mainstream environmental values do not represent the reality of local communities, especially those located in the global south. As an alternative to giving voice to silenced communities and as a continuation of my doctoral research, I plan to implement a new photovoice project that integrates protocols used in participatory photo mapping. The main goal of this project is to generate a community-based analysis of traditional foodways of Latinx families in the Seattle metropolitan area to provide a better understanding of the link between cultural and ecological values. Furthermore, this approach can be used to explore issues regarding food security and food sovereignty, as well as to record the participants’ knowledge regarding their natural and built environments. This research constitutes an attempt to study socio-ecological systems from an interdisciplinary perspective and integrate them into the context of social and environmental justice initiatives. *Bio:* Dr. Isabel Carrera Zamanillo has over a decade of non-profit and community organizing experience. Currently, Isabel works for the College of the Environment Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Washington, promoting a more inclusive and collaborative climate that expands educational opportunities for all. Formerly, she worked at the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, creating culturally responsive material in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Isabel’s academic interests revolve around the study of how scientific practices transform and are transformed by local and global sociocultural factors. Her experience working in environmental justice-related projects in Mexico and the United States has allowed her to collaborate in sustainable development project inside and outside academia. Isabel’s main goal is to become a bridge builder between the scientific and non-scientific communities by promoting an active and collaborative participation to create solutions for environmental problems.
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